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Hello There!

i have recently just purchased my first Mini Cooper S R56 and am absolutely loving it!

Mods Done and Mod's To Come:

-New Tyres - (Done)
-Pressed Plates - (Done)
-Indicator Silver Bulbs - (Done)
-JCW Stage 1 Airbox - (Done)
-Exhaust - (Done)
-Braided Brake Lines - (Done)
-Brakes(Possibly Big Brakes)
-2nd Set of Wheels - (Done)
-CAE Quickshifter
-Orranje G-Wing


Pictures to Follow :thumbup1:
 

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if it was me, make sure you get a health check done on that engine. Compression test etc, check for carbon build up, timing chain and High pressure fuel pump, if they are all gravy then mod the engine. i came from a 58 plate Cooper S and it had 2 engine rebuilds in my time!!

the list of mods sound good tho!!
 

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Can a MOD move this ive been a tit and put lowering springs on by mistake :thumbdown:

Efa

In the manner of old top top gear
+ 100 points for enthusiasm
- 110 for springs

Take on board 75% or more of the advice offered here and your be on the right track

Sometimes offered in a direct manner, but mostly with good intentions
 

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-Coilovers
-Rear Anti-Roll Bar
-Operation Track Day Slimming
-Roll bar/cage
-New Tyres
-Pressed Plates
-Indicator Silver Bulbs
-Some Yolo $wag wheels
-Full GP Geometric setup
-Polybushing
-Bucket Recaros
-Struts, Struts and more Struts
-Cold Air Intake
-Exhaust
-Remap
-Charge Pipe
-Blacked Surrounds
-Braided Brake Lines
-Brakes(Possibly Big Brakes)
Morning!! If you are a budget & want to build a good track car, bin all the other stuff (do it later) and just do the bits in bold.
You dont really need big brakes, some Carbotech XP8 pads in your standard setup will be fine.
Extra power is nothing, without control :tongue_smilie:
 

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Things needed for a track weapon:
-Coilovers (You fitted springs, you have failed)
-Rear Anti-Roll Bar
-Operation Track Day Slimming (Taking out rear seats and panels... good idea but the weight you'll save you will put back on with a Big Mac from McDonalds)
-Roll bar/cage (Save your money... R56's are brilliant at rolling without a cage)
-New Tyres (Toyo R888's or your car isnt a track weapon)
-Braided Brake Lines (Should be first on your list)
-Brakes(Possibly Big Brakes) (As should this!!)
-Full GP Geometric setup (haha, firstly get coilovers, front and rear droplinks, get rear control arms... amongst other suspension bits, then get this done)
-Polybushing (Unless you do the whole car, its pointless)
-Bucket Recaros (OEM JCW ones? they are around 1.5k, maybe go for Corbeau Clubsports and get them retrimmed? it'll be cheaper)
-Struts, Struts and more Struts (For what reason?)
-Cold Air Intake (Depending on how much of a "weapon" you want your car to be... depends on if you go for open box or a closed box)
-Exhaust (Now, if you want a loud track car, go get a challenge exhaust and decat it, but i promise you, you'll be unable to take it on any UK trackdays...)
-Remap (1320 Mini and Lohen have Manic Tunes which are the best ones around... others do exist but we dont talk about these...)
-Charge Pipe (JDM tow hook and JDM stickers aswell?)

Things a stance show car needs:
-Some Yolo $wag wheels
-Blacked Surrounds
-Pressed Plates
-Indicator Silver Bulbs


You have missed out,

-Intercooler
-Uprated Turbo
-Harnesses
-Oil Cooler
-Orranje G-wing

Welcome to MT

FYI this is a Track Weapon:
http://www.minitorque.com/forum/f272/rxy-reborn-71953/
 

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Plans sound good mate, not watched your lap as I'm on my phone but I'll have a look later on. I have been going to Germany since 2008 and love the place too. The minis with a good setup really can keep with some fast stuff.
 

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Plans sound good mate, not watched your lap as I'm on my phone but I'll have a look later on. I have been going to Germany since 2008 and love the place too. The minis with a good setup really can keep with some fast stuff.
It is literally the best place in the planet! ive seen your car pretty much everywhere on the internet :D what sort of laptimes have you managed in that animal?
 

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It is literally the best place in the planet! ive seen your car pretty much everywhere on the internet :D what sort of laptimes have you managed in that animal?
Hey mate and haha that's cool I find pictures of it online that I've never seen before sometimes. I've been going since 2008 sometimes twice a year but I've only taken the r56 twice. Last year i didn't time any laps at all but when my mate edited the footage from his go pro of the laps we'd done in my car and his r53 he said the lap where we'd been chasing each other was a 8.37 btg. He's probably gone faster than that but I'm not brave enough to push harder, couldn't afford a mistake and I like driving home after a long weekend away ha.
 

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Wish I'd mounted my camera that far forward my laps look slow with the camera in the middle of the car.
What seats have you got? I use a HAGUE camera mount on mine.

Gives this kinds view...



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A compilation video my mate put together from last years trip. His car is the DS r53 and you can see a few clips of my car, him following me and a few I car bits of mine (camera really close to the dash/ you can hear it's an r56)

https://vimeo.com/132422850
Awesome Video and 8:37 is FAST! what time of the year do you usually go? im looking to do this trip every year for the rest of my life it is so good!
 
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